Dog_Worming by marcusjames

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									Title:
Dog Worming

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360

Summary:
This article explains the importance of worming your dog, and how to do
it properly.


Keywords:
dog,cat,dog worming


Article Body:
Dog Worming.

Regular worming is essential to protect your dog against internal
parasites. This involves giving it preparations in liquid or tablet form.
Adult dogs should be wormed at least once a year, and at least once every
six months if in contact with children. Dogs showing any signs of
infection should be wormed immediately and all breeding bitches should be
wormed prior to mating.

Roundworms.

Several of these parasites affect dogs but the most important are the
ones that belong to the Ascarid family, and live in the small intestine.
Other roundworms infest the large intestine, blood vessels and
respiratory tract. Ascarids feed on digesting food in the dog's gut, and
are particularly harmful to puppies. They penetrate a puppies gut wall
and pass via the blood to the liver and then to the lungs. From there
they crawl up the trachea to be coughed up and swallowed, again ending up
in the gut. Infected puppies may develop :-

Hepatitis, pneumonia, fits, and obstruction to the gut, so regular
treatment is vital.

As the puppy gets older most of the worms travel to the muscles, where
they form cysts. These lie dormant until the puppy bitch becomes
pregnant. They then migrate to the puppies lungs, and this is why
virtually every puppy is born with roundworm, and must be wormed
regularly.

How Roundworms Affect Humans.

These worms can infect humans, and in a very low number of cases, cause
disease. Good hygiene and common sense concerning children and puppies
should control the problem.

Tapeworms.
The tapeworm tickle the dog's anus and make the dog drag it's rear end
along the floor. If you see any worm segments in your dog's faeces, treat
it as soon as possible.

As a dog lover myself, I treat my own pets at least twice a year. Worming
tablets can be bought cheaply at your local supermarket or petshop, so
there's no excuse for not treating your own pet on a regular basis.

Thank you for reading my article. I do hope it's been enjoyable. Author
and animal lover - John Moore...please use my link http://www.pet-dog-
cat.com

								
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